The Roommate (2011)

Yay! Cam Gigandet double feature! I was in the mood for some thrilling suspense, even if this really doesn’t look like anything…Honestly, I bought it because it was cheap and there was Leighten Meester and who doesn’t like a bit of Blair (from Gossip Girl)?

the roommate posterDirector: Christian E Christiansen

Cast: Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet

Sara (Minka Kelly) just entered in college to fulfill her degree in design.  Being away from home and finally having her freedom, she is paired up with Rebecca (Leighton Meester) as her roommate.  Rebecca is very introverted and likes to keep things to herself.  Sara tries to introduce Rebecca with her group of friends while Rebecca shows her around Los Angeles which is a city that she grew up in. At the same time, Sara starts seeing a guy in school called Stephen (Cam Gigandet) and shortly after, starts dating.  As things start feeling weird around Rebecca, her friends are warning her and especially when Rebecca’s parents seem to be hiding something from her.  She starts sensing that her roommate may be obsessive over her and as things unfold, things start to really get out of hand…

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There really isn’t much about this movie.  Its a predictable and somewhat silly horror thriller. Although we pretty much gather that Rebecca played by Leighton Meester is batshit crazy very soon in the movie (or even before it starts).  This movie was just a promotion for all those CW series.  Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries and 90210 young stars were casted in most of this except for Minka Kelly and Cam Gigandet (I think).  I don’t watch ALL teen series so I don’t know if they are in any.

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Leighton Meester was the reason I went ahead to watch this so I’m going to say that she was alright.  Its not her fault that the story was so flawed.  She had some pretty chilling moments as the obsessive and possessive girl who just wanted to be protective over her roommate who she considered her BFF in her own way.  Her emotions were everywhere and pretty psychotic.  But no, it wasn’t all that scary…coming from me, that says quite a bit.

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Minka Kelly’s Sara was ridiculous stupid along with most of the other characters. She didn’t even question when her own friends seemed to distance from her because of her roommate.  Her boyfriend Stephen (played by the cute Cam Gigandet) was a bit silly because after knowing more and whatnot, he still was all cool with everything and not really scared.  Not emoting much here, buddy.  Other than when he was with Sara.  I’m complaining now because nothing really was logical and most of the characters didn’t act with much common sense.  And the level of foreshadowing by the director and screen shots was so much that you knew everything they wanted to do.

the roommate sara stephen

I keep talking about that lack in common sense because really that was what hurt it.  Everyone wasn’t horrible.  At some parts, they were surprising.  Plus, for most of the movie, there really wasn’t much going on.  Although you will be convinced that Rebecca is really crazy.  Not understanding her character works because you aren’t supposed to.  When do you really know what the heck is going on inside the mind of a psycho, right? Anyways, if I start telling you about the problems, especially with how she is allowed to even go to stay at college dorms. Just for starters…

Predictable, not scary and drop your common sense before you watch this and maybe you’ll enjoy it.  I had a few chills from Leighton Meester’s character.  I also swooned a bit at Cam Gigandet’s Stephen cruising Minka Kelly’s Sara.  Other than that, this was a pretty meh movie to me.  But then, I had a feeling this was not a great movie before it started.  Just for the record, I didn’t get this to get scared, so I guess that wasn’t something I factored in…maybe that helps me in seeing something positive in it.